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Drug & Alcohol Crackdown Coming

Susquehanna County’s reputation as a haven for drug peddlers and users should make a U-turn now that District Attorney Jason Legg has created a county Drug/DUI Task Force.

Last week, the county commissioners approved Legg’s request to create 10 part-time county detectives who will be paid $13 an hour when they work. Legg said the money to pay the detectives will come from grants and he doesn't expect to ask the county for funds.

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Blue Ridge District To "Tighten The Screws"

With recent state legislation – Act 72 a few years ago, and Act 1 of 2006 last summer – school districts around Pennsylvania will need to consider their budgets a lot earlier this year, well before the governor and legislature have determined the level of subsidy for the next school year. Blue Ridge School Board President Alan Hall told his colleagues at their first meeting of 2007 that he will expect administrators to present austere requests as they begin to develop a budget later this month.

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